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The concern for sincerity

Belaval, Yvon
01/01/1944

The conversations surrounding sincerity are as fierce and vivid as they are muddled. Yvon Belaval analyzes the ways in which sincerity relates to truth, knowledge and self-expression. In The concern for sincerity, the author describes sincerity not as some confessional urge, but rather as a desire to adapt to our social environment, and to feel protected by it. It is an emotional state closely related to self-indulgence and is concerned more so with aesthetics than ethics. We ought to prioritize frankness rather than sincerity.

Topic :  Sincerity  
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Edition :  Gallimard  
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Country :  France 
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Language  :  French 
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